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Need to put some research in Google Calendar support for EXRULE and EXDATE

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/15

Though the Google Calendar UI does not support EXRULE and EXDATE to exclude certain slots (via dates or rules) from recurring events.

The API supports them: [WayBackGoogle Calendar API, RRULE and EXDATE – Stack Overflow

–jeroen

Posted in Communications Development, Development, Google, GoogleCalendar, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, Power User, REST, TCP | Leave a Comment »

Preventing sites to add themselves to the Google Chrome search engine list

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

For a long time, sites have been able to add themselves to the search engine list in Google Chrome.

The last one is my own, but hundreds of them are not.

I never noticed this until I needed to add some custom search engine strings to the list and found the UI is obnoxiously slow when there are hundreds of entries in that list.

It’s like the cookies editor: the editing speed decreases exponentially with the number of entries in that list.

The feature is called Tab to Search, apparently is intentional, based on the OpenSearch standard and well documented:

Many people dislike it though:

There are various ways around it documented in the last link.

This is the one I liked best: [WayBackDon’t add custom search engines – Chrome Web Store.

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Google, GoogleSearch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Strange MAC addresses starting FA:8F:CA without OUI in your network? They are Locally Administered Addresses and likely from Google.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/07

A while ago, I write about Locally Administered Addresses: a few series of MAC addresses you can use on your local network: MAC address ranges safe for testing purposes (Locally Administered Address).

A while ago, I found ones in my network and ones in my WiFi SSID survey starting with FA:8F:CA. They did not show up in the Wireshark · OUI Lookup Tool nor their manufacturer database.

But with bit 7 turned off they start with F8:8F:CA which does show up as “F8:8F:CA Google, Inc.”

They appear to be Google devices, in my case Google ChromeCast ones, though they can also be Google Home ones.

Google does “magic” with networks, just look at a few of the links here:

–jeroen

Posted in Ethernet, Google, Internet, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Ubiquiti, WiFi | Leave a Comment »

How to Force Google Chrome to Use Google.com Instead of Country Specific Version

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/21

Steps:

  1. visit this URL once: https://google.com/ncr (to fix google.com as search engine)
  2. define a Google.com search shortcut in chrome://settings/searchEngines

You can use example search shortcuts from Forcing Chrome to use google.com as search engine.

If you forget the first step, then often your search still will go a localised place (except when you are in the USA).

–jeroen

Posted in Google, GoogleSearch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

It looks like gmail finally understands Outlook Calendar entries

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/12

For a very long time, gMail did nothing with Outlook Calendar entires.

So I had to view at the message source, then translate them to Google Calendar entries myself.

--_000_430b30b9ffd74d959b74ab7ba778b487ultrawarenl_
Content-Type: text/calendar; charset="utf-8"; method=REQUEST
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

...

As of late, they seem to be processed into Google Calendar compatible entries. Nice!

–jeroen

Posted in GMail, Google, GoogleCalendar, Office, Outlook, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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